Gay Hawksworth EUROTOX Travel Award

The Gay Hawksworth Travel Award is awarded to support participation of a BTS Member at the annual EUROTOX conference.  A successful applicant will be keen to communicate their work in the field of toxicology.

Award attributes

Supports a BTS member to attend the EUROTOX conference.


Annually on a competitive basis

Support provided

Up to £1500 towards conference attendance (registration fee, accommodation and travel, in-line with BTS travel policy)

  • BTS member for at least 2 years prior to application date
  • Applicant must present a poster or oral communication
  • Once awarded successful applicant cannot apply again for 3 years
  • Open to all members and is independent of age, career stage or place of employment
Application requirements
  • Online application at least 6 months prior to conference
  • Presentation (oral/poster) abstract
  • Full CV
  • Details of application for additional funding sources
  • Report of meeting for the BTS website upon return
  • Application submitted
  • Officers review and make recommendation for ratification by the Executive Committee
  • Successful applicant notified by Scientific Subcommittee Chair at least 2 month prior to conference (aiming to be in time for any ‘early bird’ registration deadline)

Photo of Prof Gay Hawksworth

About Gay Hawksworth (1947-2012)

Professor of Molecular Toxicology, University of Aberdeen

Gay was a pioneer of in vitro approaches to explore drug metabolism, starting out as a pharmacologist before moving to Aberdeen, where she was soon promoted to Professor of Molecular Toxicology.  Gay was a fantastic mentor nurturing over 30 PhD students and countless undergraduates. She loved to broaden her horizons with travel, both personal and academic, cultivating international links including two sabbaticals at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the USA.  This Travel Award is an appropriate tribute given that Gay was a regular at international conferences, particularly EUROTOX; indeed, she was instrumental in the successful bid to host the 50th EUROTOX conference in Edinburgh in 2014, although sadly passed away before seeing the plan come to fruition.   You can read more about her life and contribution in the Gay Hawksworth Obituary, BTS Newsletter 41, 2012.